To help the feed industry implement hazard analysis and preventive controls, Texas A&M University offers HACCP training via distance
and in face-to-face workshops. The training incorporates science, standards, and compliance strategies to assist HACCP teams develop
a plan to comply with US feed safety regulations.
Past program participants include individuals from 21 countries, FDA’s Animal Feed Safety System team, feed control officials
from 9 states, university faculty and graduate students, and industry personnel from companies that manufacture over 50% of US
feed supply. The course material was used during the development of the Association of American Feed Control Official (AAFCO)
Verification Program for a Voluntary HACCP Plan, hazard guide and auditing checklist for the AFIA Safe Feed Safe Food Program,
the Facility Certification Institute’s Feed HACCP Certification program, and FAO’s Animal Production and Health
manual 9 titled Good Practices for the Feed Industry
The development of the training material was funded, in part, by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety
Initiative in 2002 and involved a team of faculty from Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska and Texas A&M University.
All three university partners continue to extend this HACCP training to feed and pet food manufacturers. To ensure that the
program addresses the latest scientific developments and regulatory requirements, it is continuously updated.